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|Hurricane Sandy construction set to begin - Catholic Charities in need of skilled volunteers|
Even since the days leading up to Hurricane Sandy, Catholic Charities has been working to meet the needs of those impacted by this devastating storm. Catholic Charities’ Disaster Response Team collected food, clothing, and household items that were distributed to hundreds of Sandy victims in the days and weeks following the storm, and Disaster Case Managers have been helping victims wade through the many logistical challenges.
This important work would have been nearly impossible without the help of hundreds of volunteers. Now, Catholic Charities is in need of 10 additional volunteers. As efforts shift from short-term relief to long term recovery, Catholic Charities is beginning to [ ... ]
|Director elected to national post|
Kevin H. Hickey, executive director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc., was recently elected chair of Catholic Charities USA’s Council of Diocesan Directors. His appointment will take effect at Catholic Charities USA’s conference in Alexandria, Va., taking place from April 2-3.
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide.
The Council of Diocesan Directors allows Catholic Charities directors from across the country to provide input and coordination between Catholic Charities USA and local agencies and directors. The council also provides leadership development to its members, and perspective and opinion to Catholic Char [ ... ]
|Financial help available to those signing up for affordable healthcare|
Since the Healthcare Marketplace opened in October, 2013, over 4 million people have signed up for one of the private health plans and some 6.3 million people have been determined eligible for Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). As the March 31, 2014 open enrollment deadline for 2014 comes to a close, however, many eligible people still have not enrolled, and one of the reasons is the belief that the insurance is too expensive.
There is good news for those worried they cannot afford health insurance; financial assistance might be available. Individuals earning up to $45,960 and families earning up to $94,200 might be eligible to receive some assistance [ ... ]
|CRS Rice Bowl collection begins|
Bishop Sullivan asked for God's blessing on the Rice Bowls - symbols of what we are called to do for our global family in need. Bishop Sullivan, with Fr. Colozzi, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Carneys Point, handed out rice bowls during a blessing March 1 at St. Mary Church in Salem.
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